Grace Hopper's Accomplishments

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There are so many military leaders in the World. One leader that sticks out is Grace Hopper. In 1928, she graduated from Vassar College with a BA in mathematics and physics and joined the Vassar faculty. While an instructor at Vassar, she continued her studies in mathematics at Yale University, where she earned an MA in 1930 and a PhD in 1934. She joined the U.S Naval Reserves in 1943 to assist the need of our country. Hopper retired from the reserves and went active duty seven months later where she became a lieutenant in the Naval Data Automation Command. She then retired from active duty in 1986 with the rank of Rear Admiral(Biography). In 1930, Grace Murray(Hopper) married Vincent Foster Hopper. Vincent died during World War 2, leaving…show more content…
The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer "USS Hopper" (DDG-70) is named for her as well as the Cray XE6 "Hopper", which is a super computer located at the National Energy Research Scientific Computer Center (NERSC). Grace has always been fascinated with electronics since a very young age. She dismantled alarm clocks as a child to understand how they worked. With her curiosity in the era of electronics, she has become a very important factor as to the electronics we now have in today 's world. Without her efforts and her teams sacrifices, things could have been a lot different than they are…show more content…
Even though Grace did not serve many tours, she was still an exceptional leader. She worked behind the scenes to not only better the U.S. Navy but to also better the world of technology. I would consider Grace a transformational leader due to the fact that she is known for her expertise, knowledge and motivation. She would always look at an issue and try to find a better way around it instead of say "well this is how everyone else does it." She was never a follower, she always took risk of being a leader. She did not depend on anyone else to take care of her, showing that she worked well into her eighties. Her legacy still holds to this day as her manuals teach young children and adults how to program. It 's leaders like these that our country needs in order to stay a healthy and strong
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